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Miami Veteran Turned Notorious Molly Dealer Gets ‘Second’ Second Chance. Judge Cites PTSD

Normally in life, people get a second chance after screwing up only once. Jorge Ramon Hernandez got a “ ‘second’ second chance,” as a federal judge told him on Thursday, when she cut him a sweet break on his prison sentence. Twice…
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‘I’m Still Dealing With It’: How Two Veterans Are Learning to Cope with PTSD

Army veteran Isiah James ‘loved’ being in the military. He says he enjoyed the kinship and camaraderie that the U.S. armed forces offered him. But when the Army medically retired him at 27, “that’s when all the problems hit me,”…
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Combat Veterans Needed for UCF Study

Combat Veterans are needed for a UCF study – UCF Restores is recruiting Veterans and/or active duty who were involved in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars for a research study on PTSD. The study will help develop tests to aid clinicians in their…
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Colorado Jail Helps Inmates Who Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries – U.S. News

From 2007 to 2008, Kevin Leeper was a soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq. Now, at age 31, he wears a different uniform: a tan jumpsuit and a barcode around his wrist. Leeper has been serving time at Colorado's Boulder County…
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Airport Mass Shooter Esteban Santiago ‘Wasn’t really thinking About it’ When He Killed Five – The Orlando Sentinel

Federal prosecutors and public defenders for veteran Esteban Santiago have agreed to a plea deal in which Santiago would receive five life sentences plus 120 years. Read more.     Image courtesy of the Broward County Sheriff's…
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Army ‘Leans In’ to Protect a Shooter’s Brain from Blast Injury – NPR

The U.S. Armed Forces has begun researching the impact of shoulder-mounted weapons on the brain. Read more.
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Some Veterans Worry a PTSD Diagnosis Will Force Them to Choose: Treatment or Their Guns – The Huffington Post

Despite assurance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, some veterans worry that diagnosis and treatment of PTSD will result in the government seizing their firearms. Read more.
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A Marine Attacked an Iraqi Restaurant. But Was It a Hate Crime or PTSD? – The New York Times

A veteran of the Iraq war has been charged with a felony-level hate crime after attacking a man in an Iraqi restaurant. The retired Marine says that he is suffering from PTSD, but prosecutors say it was a hate crime against Iraqis. Read mor…